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How to Execute the Best Oktoberfest Party Ideas You’ve Ever Heard Of

Although it’s safe to say nearly everyone has at least heard of Oktoberfest, it’s not quite up there with Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. At least, not in the United States.

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Personalized Tote Bags and Other Top Tips for Organizing Your Next Field Trip

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to organize a field trip - whether in a school setting, for a religious organization, or perhaps a club like the Boy Scouts - you know it’s both a daunting and highly rewarding task. Few educational or social experiences can match the memory-making power of a well-organized trip with a group of friends.

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Delicious Picnic Food Ideas for Your Labor Day Party

Labor Day is quickly approaching and so is the potential for memorable get-togethers with friends and family. Barbeques, church parties, and backyard gatherings can be more fun when the host is armed with creative picnic food ideas and delicious drinks to pass around. Labor Day often serves as a 3-day-weekend for many Americans, but it began, and is set aside as, a day to pay tribute to working individuals in the United States and Canada. It became a national holiday for both countries in the year 1894.

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3 Fun Family Reunion Game Ideas for Adults and Kids

Family reunions can be amazing opportunities for families to rekindle relationships from across the country or even the globe. Reunions bring families together in a single place for a special time of reacquaintance and reminiscing, as well as welcoming new members, like new born babies or recent spouses.  

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Planning the Perfect Hawaiian Luau Party

Traditionally, the Hawaiian culture celebrated major milestones and important events with a ‘aha’aina (lit. “gathering meal”) where hundreds of people would gather together to enjoy a symbolic feast. While this ancient custom has faded into antiquity, its spirit survives in the modern Hawaiian luau.

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4 Great Giveaway Ideas for Your Upcoming Church Picnic

When the weather warms up and the sun is shining high, it’s the perfect time to energize your weekly worshippers with a church picnic.

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How to Plan a Successful Family Reunion

As times change and cultural norms evolve, families no longer live with or near one another as much as in the past. Nuclear families separate when the kids move out, sometimes  across the country or even across the world, and when work or other opportunities take them to new places.

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4th of July Food Ideas for Your Family BBQ

The 4th of July is approaching quickly. There are all kinds of things you can do to commemorate Independence Day, but almost all of them can be summed up in one exciting list:

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Fun 4th of July Party Ideas and Activities for Kids and Adults

The 4th of July is one of our most  treasured holidays. Most people are familiar with picnics, cookouts, and fireworks that take place to commemorate the summer celebration, but you might not know the history behind those beloved traditions, or why they still mean so much to us today.

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Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Love

Without a doubt, planning a wedding is a huge undertaking. Most couples today, want their wedding not only to be a day to remember a major life milestone, but also to reflect their individual personalities and sense of style. And, whether you’re having a rustic barnyard celebration or a lavish metropolitan affair, every little detail, from flowers to invites or the cake, plays a role in making it a day you and your guest won’t soon forget.

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Mother’s Day: A guide to the perfect gift

Above all things, a mom wants to know that her children (and husbands, too) are thinking about her.  Most of us don’t think of it in this way, but for a mother, the day we are born, so are they. Every moment we spend with them is special and unique – and although we aren’t given instructional manuals on how to express our feelings, this Mother’s Day we’ll help you say I love you without words.

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How to Throw a Great Company Picnic

There are many reasons to invest in an annual company picnic. A much-needed day outside the office affords a change of scenery that can strengthen company morale, recharge employee’s batteries and even spark some valuable creativity. When you demonstrate your appreciation for their efforts and your commitment to the wellbeing of their families, you encourage teamwork and genuine human connection throughout the organization. This can be especially useful in larger organizations where people have minimal interactions outside their immediate work groups.

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Wedding on a Budget: 3 Simple and Affordable Ideas

A beautiful wedding day is every bride’s dream. But for most couples, planning a wedding is the first time they’ll ever have to think about an event of that magnitude, and the task can be daunting if they’re working with a limited budget. Choosing the right decorations for your reception, for instance, can be confusing (and sometimes a bit scary).

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Pinch Proof St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t get caught without some green on St. Paddy’s Day. Whether you’re flying to Chicago to take part in the dying of the river, or marching in your local parade – this year you can celebrate the Irish tradition with game changing gear that will turn things upside down, and set your party apart from the rest. St. Patrick’s Day shirts, hats, sunglasses, shamrock shaped necklaces and other goodies are some favorites you'll see fellow party-goers sporting during the festivities. But here are some more ideas for the serious celebrant, and a full blown explosion of green.

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Mardi Gras: Fleur-de-Fancy Party Ideas

In New Orleans, every day of the week is Fat Tuesday. The carnival celebrations have ended - but we can learn from the birthplace of jazz and the cocktail, to bring something amusing and delightful to our cobblestone events. Whether you’re looking at Mardi Gras for inspiring decorating ideas, or would like to learn more about the iconic masks, beads, food and music, we invite you to take plunge with us into some of the traditions that surround the colorful festivity.

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